akathisia

(redirected from Akathesia)
Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Akathesia: pseudoparkinsonism

akathisia

(ˌækəˈθiːzɪə)
n
(Medicine) the inability to sit still because of uncontrollable movement caused by reaction to drugs
[C20: from a- + -kithisia, ultimately from Greek cathedra seat]
Translations

akathisia

n acatisia
References in periodicals archive ?
Levodopa induced dyskinesia, akathesia, restlessness were also discussed in detail.
These include a number of muscular side effects known as extra-pyramidal reactions: dystonia (muscle spasms, particularly in the face and arms, irregular flexing, writhing or grimacing and protrusion of the tongue); akathesia (internal restlessness or agitation, an inability to sit still); akinesia (physical immobility and lack of spontaneity); and Parkinsonisms (mask-like facial expression, drooling, muscle stiffness, tremors, shuffling gait).